It may feel like Black Friday was just yesterday but if you missed out on our main eventworry not, our Winter Sale has landed and it packs a serious punch. This sale sees reductions on our makeup kit essentialsand we have everything you need whether you’re shopping for yourself or stocking up on last-minute gifts.  

Not sure what to add to your cart? The below pro tips from our Head of Training Mel Barrese will teach you how to make the most of the sale and use your new products like a pro. Shop them below and get ready to master your makeup kit.  


“Quickly absorbed by skin, wear alone or underneath Skin Base to create the perfect canvas for application and ensure a long-lasting finish that stays fresh and colour-true for hours. For the ultimate skin radiance, apply our cult Beyond Powder to the tops of cheekbones to add instant shimmer and shine.” 


For a real skin look, Skin Base is the perfect foundation. Its adaptability makes it great for makeup artists and makeup lovers alike. It has a buildable coverage, that allows you to have the cover you want, from sheer and natural to a full, flawless base. I like to build Skin Base in layers, using a fluffy round brush, starting in the middle of the face, close to the nose and then blending out in circular motions.” 


“Beyond Liquid Highlighter is great for mixing, whether you add to a moisturiser for a subtle spa-like glow, use it to add extra dimension to your cream blusher or mix with your foundation for a dewy glow. Simply mix Beyond Liquid Highlighter onto the back of your hand with equal parts of foundation, cream blusher or moisturiser and then apply directly to your skin.” 


Use a Highlighter Brush or Foundation Brush and apply in light swirling motions on the cheeks, starting on the apple of the cheek moving outward toward the hair line. Added Vitamin E means it can also double up as a lip stain, apply by using a lip brush and blend into the skin.” 


“Precision Gel Liner offers maximum colour pay off with long-wear. The thick cream texture gives great control, making it the perfect product for those that struggle to apply eyeliner neatly. For a classic liner, I use an angled liner brush, starting in the inner corner and slowly pulling out to the outer edge of the eye by dragging the brush along the roots of the lashes.” 


“Our Masquara Raven gives lashes curl, volume and length with no smudging or flaking. The fluffy brush, holds a lot of product that applies evenly to all lashes. With lash conditioning Vitamin E, Masquara will give both colour intensity and soft, supple lashes. When applying, I like to focus most of the product on the roots and outer edge of the lashes, as these are the areas you want to have the most intensity for a full and lifted mascara look.” 


Ultramatter Lipsticks have enough colour to use by themselves, however if you prefer to use a lip liner, apply to the entire lip area and then apply Ultramatter over the top – this will give you a super crisp edge and extra-long wear. The Illamasqua Concealing brush is one of the best brushes to apply lipsticks with, as it has a long straight edge so you can get an extremely easy and clean application in seconds. 

Krista Thurrott

Krista Thurrott

Writer and expert

When I’m not writing or perusing the beauty section, I'm usually applying skincare or trying a new eyeliner. Most confident in minimal makeup with a bold lip, I invite you to join me on my journey to find the perfect mascara and red lipstick!